Saia

Nero d’Avola DOC

Saia is the best selection of our Nero d’Avola grapes. Its name comes from the irrigation canals created to collect rainwater by the Arabs centuries ago. The traditional head-training system and aging in small oak bottles highlight the characteristics of this grape, which offers intense, complex, round, and elegant wines.

Vinification

Maceration and fermentation for 21 days with frequent pumpovers
Aging: 12- 14 months in small oak barrels
Aging in bottle: 6 months

Tasting Notes

Color: Ruby red
Aromas: Ripe red fruit and sweet spices with light notes of balsam and chocolate
Flavor: Intense and complex, warm, aromatic, full, and harmonious. Excellent structure, elegantly integrated tannins, silky, and persistent.  
Pairings with quality meat, stewed lamb, risotto, and Mediterranean and fusion cuisine

Awards
Falstaff​:
92/100 Austria
Daniele Cernilli:
94/100 Italy
Gambero Rosso​:
Tre bicchieri Italy